American Legion Frequent Flyer Miles Donation Program

developer1 | 06/02/09

The need for charitable airline tickets for veteran or child patients traveling to distant specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis or treatment continues to grow.

The American Legion and Mercy Medical Angels are committed to the goal of insuring that no needy patient is denied access to distant treatment.

Help us achieve this goal by donating Frequent Flyer Miles to Mercy Medical Angels. Click on the US Airways or United Airlines buttons below. Print the form, fill it out and mail to Mercy Medical Angels. Your generous donation will go a long way in helping us achieve our goal.

Do you wish to help, but you don’t have Frequent Flyer Miles?

Click here to be redirected to MMA Give Options.

Frequent Flyer Miles make a Difference

Garrett W. is an active 12-year-old who loves to play baseball, soccer, and basketball. He’s also an avid reader.

But Garrett, the son of an Army veteran, suffers from Hepatitis C, a liver disease called “the silent epidemic” because its symptoms are mild or nonexistent. He is enrolled in a clinical trial at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Diagnosed in 1996, the seventh grader is under the care of Dr. William Balistferi, one of the world’s foremost authorities on pediatric gastroenterology and liver disease. Balistreri is head of the clinical study and utilizes the drug pegylated interferon combined with ribavirin.

At first Garrett traveled once a week for a month, then every three weeks and is now flying once a month to Cincinnati, accompanied each time by his father, Tom.

Tom is retired from the U.S. Army where he held the office of Command Sergeant-Major. A member of the 101st Airborne Division, he served in Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

Your donation of Frequent Flyer Miles made this transport possible at no cost to the family.

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